The design of this open plan living area was greatly influenced by the original staircase, which was big, bulky and took up a large portion of the downstairs living space. With many opinions on how to resolve this issue, our designer Claire took charge and presented the idea of an integrated staircase to the clients. One that would form part of a single unit and include storage, a fireplace and an entertainment centre, along the entire wall of the living area.
Once the staircase design was in place, the concept for the rest of the living area was based on Scandinavian minimalism using a colour theme of beige, white and grey hues, with black accents for a modern edge. The client’s also wanted the small space to feel open and spacious, to provide a multifunctional area for their growing family.
Location: Cape Town
Design Consultant: Claire de Gouveia